Why I Cannot Support the Traditional Plan

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The UMC will be in numerical decline with the progressive Western Jurisdiction leading the way.

And I disagree with you for two reasons: It flies in the face of 2000 years of Christian thought which means I would have to believe that all of a sudden humanity has evolved to a higher level of thinking, which I do not. This new sexuality ethic originated in the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s not the church.

betsy 209 days ago

the traditional plan

The traditional plan is the teaching that has been handed down to us from 2000 years ago- and earlier through Judaism. I submit that the problem that some have is not with those who support the traditional plan, but with God.

I agree that the current situation is tragic, but it should come as no surprise that our church expects that its clergy not live in unrepentant sin. It truly is tragic that our leaders have led clergy to believe that our church will just decide that this activity is not a sin, but here we are.

To move forward, I would suggest that all clergy who can not abide by this 2000 year old teaching submit their resignations and as a measure for the hurt they have been caused by our irresponsible bishops and institutions that they be given a generous severance and retirement package. I would also suggest that any congregation that has declared themselves reconciling be allowed to leave with their property and with forgiveness of all due back apportionments.

td 210 days ago

Wesley

John Wesley said he was "a man of one book," so Scripture stands tall above the other categories. Jesus claimed the Commandments as “His” Commandments in John 14:15, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Our love for Christ is reflected in our obedience to Him. The seventh Commandment prohibits immorality, so we must be faithful to God in this area. It is not an option for those who love Jesus. We need to trust and obey.

Skipper 214 days ago